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The Pope’s remarks on the abuse crisis on the way to Portugal have prompted comment from, among others, John Allen, Ruth Gledhill, Rod Dreher, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and Kevin Clarke.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s frank address on the state of Irish Catholicism has also provoked comment from Fr James Martin SJ, Rod Dreher, James Mackey and John Cooney.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX, says the Pope sincerely desires to reach a canonical solution with the Society.

The Brazilian bishops are preparing to issue new guidelines to combat clerical abuse.

The Vatican City State has announced a major upgrade to its communications infrastructure.

Fr Joseph Fessio SJ takes issue with the Tablet’s recent report on Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s criticisms of Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

Joseph Bottum of First Things issues a blunt call for Cardinal Sodano’s resignation.

And Paul Cat presents flow chart guide to the concept of mortal sin.

Morning Catholic must-reads

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The Sunday Telegraph’s report on the Foreign Office memo suggesting the Pope should open an abortion clinic during his visit to Britain has prompted comment from James Macintyre, Damian Thompson, Harry Mount, Melanie McDonagh, Catherine Pepinster, George Pitcher, Tim Collard, Fr Dwight Longenecker, Gerald Warner, Ruth Gledhill, Mary Beard, Cranmer, William Crawley, Tony Brenton, Giles Pinnock, Joanna Bogle, Fr Timothy Finigan and Fr John Hunwicke SSC.

The Independent reports that Pope Benedict will make “the first general apology” for clerical abuse when he meets thousands of priests from around the world at the end of the Year for Priests.

The Pope has praised the Meter Association, the group founded by Fr Fortunato Di Noto to combat paedophilia.

Benedict XVI will create a Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation, to be led by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, reports John Allen.

The internet has led to increased conformity and “the decline of critical spirit”, Pope Benedict has said (video).

Iraqi Christians have defied threats to erect a statue of Jesus modelled on the giant Christ the Redeemer in Rio.

An Italian group has accused Mgr Charles Scicluna of mishandling the case of an alleged clerical abuser.

A retired priest has said he warned Church authorities that Belgium’s longest-serving bishop was an abuser years before he resigned.

Clark Hoyt, the public editor of the New York Times, responds to criticism of the paper’s coverage of the Pope and the abuse crisis.

Christopher Hitchens provides an update on his campaign to arrest the Pope.

Historian Anthony Grafton says Pope Benedict is awaiting the St “Francis or the Angela Merici of our time“.

Joseph Bottum reflects on “the permanent scandal of the Vatican“.

Mark Lawson says the Pope and Catholicism “have become the evil force of choice” for novelists.

A new documentary traces the last days of Oscar Romero.

Marco Tossati discusses his controversial book-length interview with the exorcist Fr Gabriele Amorth.

And a Colombian cleric has won an international prize for the best “priestly anecdote” with the story of how he heard the Devil’s confession.

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John Paul II’s Cause has been delayed by a Vatican medical commission’s decision not to recognise an alleged miracle attributed to the late pontiff, the Rome daily La Repubblica has claimed.

Ruth Gledhill reports on the High Court challenge by the Catholic Care adoption agency.

William Crawley rounds up reports on the “militant atheist” found guilty of religious harassment at Liverpool Crown Court.

A Vatican chorister has been sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.

Secular campaigners have handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street protesting Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain.

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has said she would “help Jesus to burn down the Vatican“.

The Vatican is to send investigators to a German school facing allegations of sexual abuse by two of its priests.

The Catholic Bart Stupak and 11 Democratic allies in the US House of Representatives are prepared to block President Obama’s healthcare plan over abortion.

Malaysian officials have decided not to prosecute two Muslim reporters who deceived a Catholic church and received Holy Communion.

John Allen, inventor of the phrase “Taliban Catholicism”, goes in search of “Taliban Orthodoxy“.

USA Today profiles “pop culture priest” Fr James Martin SJ.

And comedian Frank Skinner says that, as a Catholic, he welcomes a bit of persecution.

Archbishop Nichols: Apostolic Constitution means a lot of work for us

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has given a candid video interview about Anglicanorum Coetibus to Ruth Gledhill of the Times.

Written by Luke Coppen

November 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm